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Sunday, August 2, 2015

29 - More of the Europa Blueprint

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Story so far: Grandma Cecile was on her way to visit her relatives back in her home village of Nieder-Mohrau, Czechoslavkia. She had crossed the country by train, from Oregon on the Pacific coast to New York on the Atlantic coast. The Europa, a ship with the North German Lloyd ship line, was carrying her across the

Before moving on to the next item in the collection, here are a few more selections from the large blueprint of the passenger accommodations on the Europa.

fig. 1 - Sun Deck & Main Promenade
 In figure 1, the Sun Deck is on top. It has a restaurant and the Pilot house, including the Captain's quarters.

The Main Promenade Deck is lower in figure 1. The Social Hall, Ball-Room and Library are visible.

fig. 2 - A-Deck
 Figure 2 shows the luxury suites on A-Deck. They are the rooms in blue. To the left of the suites are the stairs, elevators and more bathrooms. On the upper and lower left are more suites, just not the deluxe version.

fig.3 - C-Deck center
Figure 3 shows the center of C-Deck. This area contained more bathrooms (literally - they had bath tubs.) The barbershop for gentlemen and hair salons for the ladies, first class and second class, were all located here. Grandma Cecile's room was quite a ways to the stern of the ship from here.

fig. 4 - C&D-Deck sections
Figure 4 shows some sections of both C- and D- Decks that are on the bottom of the blueprint. They must have been added here for convenience so as not to make the drawing too long? The D-Deck section looks like perhaps a seating area for visiting before or after the dining room on E-Deck. The section of C-Deck shows the swimming pool and another gymnasium for the Europa. The pool and gym were on the same deck as Grandma Cecile's room. By the shape of the outline of the ship in the diagram, I'd say they were probably located at the opposite end. I wonder if she ever walked down and peeked in to see what was going on there.

One note - the paper in these photos appears to be gray. It is actually a white, faded to cream. I should have corrected that in a digital photo process, but didn't.
Story to be continued......
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